non-profit non-governmental organization in environment, energy and
sustainable development working from Minsk, Belarus. It was founded in
2000 by a group of experienced professionals who work on sustainability
issues in partnerships with various stakeholders - local government,
businesses, educational and scientific institutions, community
The main focus of Ecoproject's work is on the
development and implementation of environment-related and sustainable
networking projects in an international context.
In 2007 the organisation has been re-registered into IPO “Ecoproject
Partnership”, its website address is
Please explore our site if you want to find out more about our work.
multi-stakeholder cooperation in the areas of water, waste and energy
efficiency in Belarus"
WECF and Ecoproject are implementing a common
project with overall aim
to raise awareness amongst NGOs, local authorities and citizens as well
as businesses on sustainable development in their communities in
Belarus. The duration of the project is 3 years. In the first phase the
project will build capacity of different stakeholders. We will promote
tools for multi-stakeholder participatory cooperation and partnerships
for sustainable development in the areas of water, sanitation, solid
waste and energy. In the second phase the project will also initiate
participatory processes around the implementation of local
demonstration/pilot projects related to the issues of water,
sanitation, solid waste and energy. More detailed information about the
activities of this project in Russian and English can be found
Why Is Climate Warming
In our ongoing effort to raise awareness on global
warming and help to change behaviour of various society groups in
Belarus to prevent Climate Change, we have initiated preparation of new
educational material to explain the causes and consequences of Climate
Change, and to give simple ideas that each of us can implement in our
daily lives to prevent global warming. The brochure "Why Is Climate
Warming Up?" has been prepared with help of educational experts and has
proven to be very useful and effective during the dissemination lessons
and seminars. More information .
Awareness raising on
Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Belarus
This is our ongoing effort to raise awareness of
various stakeholder groups on the most viable energy-related solutions
for Belarus such as energy efficiency and the use of local renewable
energy sources (e.g. biomass). Together with knowledgeable and
experienced partners from Belarus and the UK, and with the support from
the British Government we are applying efforts to raise understanding
of the renewable energy sources and their use in Belarus.
Seminar-training, roundtable and various educational materials are
planned within this initiative. More information .
initiative: "Big things start from small ones – Local Agenda 21 –
project in Minsk"
Joint Belarussian-German project on the topic of
separate waste collection and solution of the problem of solid
household waste at the local level in Minsk. This project has been
conducted in 2003-2004 in cooperation with OWI (Ost West Institut) and
with the financial support from GTZ/IBB Small Grants Programme "Support
for Belarus". More information .
"Strengthening role of
local communities for better quality of life" - taking part in the
Social Innovations Competition of the World Bank
became the finalist of the social innovations competition organised by
the World Bank for civil society organisations from Belarus, Moldova
and Ukraine. You can view materials of the presentation .
New: Consultations on
Local Agenda 21 Strategy
invite all interested citizens and organisations from Minsk to take
part in the consultation process regarding the concept of Local Agenda
21 Strategy for Pervomaisky district of Minsk. This document sets up
priority areas for action and can be downloaded in PDF format .
Discussion FORUM on
invite all interested organisations from Nottingham to take part in our
discussion on sustainability issues at the local level. You can enter
the FORUM .
Agenda 21 and Urban sustainable development: local and international
November 13th, 2002 on the initiative of Ecoproject together with the
Local Administration of Pervomaisky District of Minsk a seminar on
exchange of experiences in Local Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development
took place. This event was organised within the framework of the
project "Initiating Local Agenda 21 in one of the Minsk Districts /
Local Community Awareness Initiative". Seminar materials can be viewed .